MPSJ reopens swimming pools


The newly upgraded swimming pool for children at the 3K Complex.

THE swimming pools in Kompleks Kemudahan Kemasyarakatan (3K) in SS13 Subang Jaya are now open to the public.

The pools – an indoor seven-lane, Olympic-sized pool and a children’s pool – were closed to the public starting in June last year, when the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) took over the management of the complex and began upgrading works.

It was finally launched yesterday by Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh together with MPSJ Community Development Department director Muhamad Zaki Yusoff and MPSJ councillor Ken Chia.

The indoor swimming pool has a new look with freshly painted walls and cleaner tiles.

Muhamad Zaki said the council had also installed spotlights and extra water pumps for the pool.

The lifeguards at the 3K Complex demonstrating a rescue.

The lifeguards at the 3K Complex demonstrating a rescue

Apart from the swimming pool, the 3K complex has a multi-purpose hall for sepak takraw and badminton, ping-pong tables and a squash court.

Two other facilities – the gymnasium and several meeting rooms – are still being upgraded.

The gymnasium will be equipped with six bicycles, a multi-weight set along with television and sound systems.

Muhamad Zaki also introduced some of the lifeguards who will be on duty daily.

“There will be four certified lifeguards for each session in a day.”

“On Wednesdays, from 4pm to 10pm, four female lifeguards will be on duty as the session is reserved only for female swimmers,” he said.

During the launch, the lifeguards demonstrated three methods of saving a person in distress.

Fees for the use of the swimming pool is RM3 per adult for one session (two hours) and RM4 on public holidays, while per child is RM2 for one session (two hours) and RM3 on public holidays.

There are six sessions opened to the public, where each session allows swimmers two hours in the pool. This begins from 8am and ends at 10pm.

Those who use the swimming pool are reminded to use proper swimwear.

The lifeguards at the pool have the right to ask any individual who refuses to adhere to the rules to leave the premises.

Yeoh encouraged the public to utilise facilities provided at 3K as fees collected would be used to maintain and further upgrade the complex.

The council spends about RM12,000 a month to maintain the swimming pool and pay the lifeguards.

“This is the only indoor public swimming pool in Subang Jaya and it is good that we have this facility, especially with the weather conditions,” she said.

She added that she requested the council to provide handwash for each toilet in the complex and to ensure that the toilets were kept clean at all times.

For information on the facilities and fees, call 03-5621 0060 or visit www.mpsj.gov.my


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